"Sevya" is a Sanskrit word that means "caring through service." Sevya is dedicated to preserving the indigenous art forms and cultures of India by supporting the artisan communities who uphold these traditions. All of Sevya's fair trade products are made by artisan groups using centuries-old craft traditions, with the finest natural fibers and materials. Sevya works with artisan cooperatives throughout India to develop contemporary styles and designs that showcase their traditional and eco-friendly methods of handcraft--including hand-loom, block-printing, tie-dye, and embroidery.
The Demira poncho is hand-embroidered by women artisans in Northern India and showcases the fine embroidery crafts of this region. This exquisite free size top is designed for comfort and elegance. While it has the appearance of a poncho, the sides of the garment are stitched closed for greater coverage.
Fabric: 78% polyester, 22% silk
Colors: Peacock Blue Floral, Blue and Lavender, Black, Rose and Plum
Care Instructions: hand wash cold, hang dry
Sizing: Sevya calls this garment "free size." It is 30" in length and should fit most people.
See images (5-6) for details on the embroidery: design transfer and stitching.